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Endowment Funds

Generous gifts to the Academy Endowment directly support the future of Saint Christopher Academy and its students by securing the long-term financial sustainability of the school. A strong endowment facilitates visionary planning for school success and allows Saint Chris to weather fluctuations in enrollment by lessening dependence on tuition revenue. Every endowment gift is fully invested and the principal is not spent. Instead, each fund generates annual interest income that is used toward that fund’s designated purpose. A donation to the endowment is truly a legacy gift to the future…benefiting generations of Saint Chris students and teachers for years to come.

Saint Christopher currently has endowment funds which support teacher salaries, tuition assistance, and scholarships. Donors are welcome to add gifts to any of our already established funds. Naming opportunities for new endowment funds are available for donations of greater than $25,000.

Faculty Endowment: The faculty endowment at Saint Christopher Academy provides salary support for teachers, allowing the school to hire and retain inspiring and highly qualified teachers for the benefit of our students.

Saint Christopher Academy Fund for Teachers: Established in 2023, this fund was seeded by an investment of Academy monies by the school’s Board of Directors in order to offer faculty salaries competitive with area public schools. The Fund for Teachers grows through generous donors as well as through the proceeds of our annual Day of Giving during Catholic Schools Week. Many choose to make gifts in honor of teachers who touched the lives of students and families in an extraordinary way. To make a secure online gift directly to the Saint Christopher Academy Fund for Teachers, please click HERE.

Tuition Assistance: Saint Chris believes that it is essential for Catholic education to be affordable to all families, regardless of financial circumstances. Tuition assistance funds allow us to extend Catholic education to those who would not ordinarily be able to afford it and to reward students who demonstrate the values and scholarship of a Saint Chris education.

Velma Smith Fund: This fund, created through a legacy gift in the will of Velma Smith, provides financial aid for students who cannot afford full tuition at the Academy.

Scholarships: As a prekindergarten to grade 8 Catholic school, Saint Christopher Academy provides a solid academic and moral foundation for students. We are committed to supporting students as they move from the halls of Saint Chris to their next academic pursuit in high school. We are especially proud to recognize those students who chose to continue their Catholic education at a local Catholic high school by providing tuition assistance in the form of a scholarship.

Helen J. Horan Scholarship: Established in 2006 by a legacy gift in the will of longtime Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School chaplain Rev. Denis Horan, this scholarship honors Fr. Horan’s Sister, Helen J. Horan. The scholarship provides an annual $1,000 tuition award, renewable for four years, to a graduating 8th grade student who is continuing on to a Catholic high school. The award is given based on scholarship, leadership, and character.